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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Arizona Opera has collaborated with Classical Arizona PBS, to bring to the airwaves three remarkable performances from their 45th Anniversary Season.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Arizona Opera Concludes its Season with a $2 Million Gift

Kay and Ron McDougall Pledge Supports the Opera’s RED Series

Phoenix, AZ (April 16, 2018) – Arizona Opera is pleased to announce a $2 million gift from Kay and Ron McDougall in support of Arizona Opera’s new RED Series, which will now bear their name. The McDougall gift will be used to support the annual presentation of two intimate, innovative, and brand-defining artistic offerings that comprise the company’s new fall season.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Opera is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its acclaimed production of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle with Das Rheingold, opening in Phoenix April 6 – 8, and subsequently in Tucson April 14 and 15. The Company is thrilled to conclude its season with this ambitious Wagner work.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Following the announcement of its exciting 2018/19 Season this past fall, Arizona Opera declares that casting for next year is now complete. Artists for the company’s season will take on roles in classic operas, as well as roles in more intimate works that are both adventurous and theatrical, aimed to inspire curiosity among audiences new to the art form.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Opera brings back to the stage Gioachino Rossini’s greatest masterpiece, The Barber of Seville, March 3 & 4 in Tucson and March 9 – 11 in Phoenix. The Barber of Seville was the very first production that Arizona Opera presented back in 1972, and the Company is delighted for it to make its triumphant return, complete with all of the delightful characters and wildly popular music that so enchanted Arizona Opera’s first audiences.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Carlotta Soares

Monday, November 13, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ, - Arizona Opera announces today that it is entering a meaningful new chapter of artistic vibrancy and community engagement that will excite both longtime opera lovers and newcomers alike.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

November 25, 2017 on WFMT Radio Network's 
American Opera Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard announce major investment to support new and contemporary productions on Arizona Opera's main stage.

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

(Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz.) Arizona Opera is pleased to present its 2016/2017 season finale, Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Composed by well-known Italian opera icon Gioachino Rossini of Barber of Seville fame, this production is sure to dazzle both opera regulars and newcomers. Cinderella is sung in Italian with English supertitles.


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